The Autonomous Inland and Short Sea Shipping Conference was established in 2019 as a yearly conference. The conference aims at the promotion of technical and scientific exchange between industry, academia and authorities in the fields of autonomous inland and short sea shipping, smart waterborne logistics and related subjects. Contributions related to autonomous shipping, on-board assistance systems, sensor technology, recognition, regulations, test areas, smart port systems, port automation, traffic planning, traffic simulation and optimisation, system control etc. are very welcome.

Call for papers / Programme

Please submit an abstract containing about 500 words and a maximum of two figures using the template from the conference website to [email protected]. Upon abstract acceptance, you may prepare a full paper using the full paper template and submit it to the mentioned email address. Abstracts are published on the conference website. Full papers are published open access via DuEPublico (

The conference programme will be published on 21 September 2021.


Participants, including presenting authors, are kindly asked to register using the conference registration website

Please consider the following dates:


Register until 12 October 2021


Abstract submission deadline: 31 August 2021
(download template for abstract submission: (45 kB).
Abstract acceptance notification: 14 September 2021
Paper publication on DUEpublico
Paper submission deadline: 15 October 2021
Program output: 21st September 2021.

Here you find more information about the conference.